“Beatitude” is a commentary on the first fifty-four questions of St.
Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae, part I-II. The central theme is the
human journey back to God, our Creator. For moral theology is a
discipline concerned not merely with the avoidance of sin but also with
the cultivation of virtue, and with one’s growth in likeness to God.
This book has two major parts: First, it considers humankind’s ultimate
goal: to possess God and to share in His life; secondly, the means by
which humans can reach this destination. These means are human acts,
those over which a human being has deliberate control. Therefore, this
volume covers St. Thomas’s treatises on the End of Man, Human Acts, the
Passions, and Habit. Or, you may consider it a short commentary on how
to live in God’s life in this life so as to inherit the vision of him
forever in the next. For moral theology is not cold and empty
speculation, but a systematic description of what it means to imitate